Bajaj Qute launched in Maharashtra, price starts at Rs 2.48 lakh
Bajaj Auto today launched India's first quadricycle Qute in Maharashtra. While the petrol variant of Bajaj Qute has been priced at Rs 2.48 lakh (ex-showroom, Maharashtra), the CNG variant is available for Rs 2.78 lakh (ex-showroom, Maharashtra). The quadricycle gets six colour options -- Eco Green, Neptune Blue, Golden Yellow, Arctic White, Bright Red and Jet Black.
The petrol variant of Bajaj Qute gets a 216.6 cc, four-stroke, twin spark ignition, single cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that produces 13 bhp and 18.9 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed constant mesh manual transmission and the company claims a mileage figure of 35 km/l for the petrol variant. There is an eight-litre petrol tank.
Bajaj Qute's CNG variant comes with the same 216.6 cc, four-stroke, twin spark ignition, single cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. However, here it churns out 11 bhp and 16.1 Nm of torque. It gets the same 5-speed constant mesh manual transmission. The mileage is an astonishing 43 km/kg, as claimed by the company. There is a 35-litre CNG cylinder.
In both the petrol and CNG variants, Bajaj Qute can reach a maximum speed of 70 km/h. The quadricycle has a 3.5-metre turning radius. It gets 12-inch alloy wheels and drum brakes. The company claims that Qute comes with a high strength monocoque body and impact-resistant plastic closures.
"We are delighted with the launch of Qute in Maharashtra. Apart from being an effective first and last mile transportation solution, it will also provide employment to many in the state. Over the years, the Bajaj Intracity Vehicles have become a part of the social fabric of India and with Qute, we are now raising the bar and ushering in a new eco-friendly solution, which will hit a sweet spot in intracity mobility between three-wheelers and cars. In Maharashtra, Bajaj through its petrol and alternate fuel (CNG/LPG) three-wheelers has been a leader in the last mile passenger segment and we intend to raise the bar with the launch of Qute in Maharashtra," said Navneet Sahni, General Manager, Intracity Business Unit, Bajaj Auto.
"We have created a capacity of 60,000 units per year for Qute at our manufacturing facility in Aurangabad. We already export the vehicle to over 30 countries across Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe and have received an overwhelming response, and we are hoping to get tremendous support for Qute in Maharashtra as well," Sahni added.
Bajaj Auto said that the launch of Qute comes in line with the acceptance of the 'quadricycle' as a new category from the government of Maharashtra.